This is my second post today. Card Concept
Forest Friends is just below this!
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Rita Wright.
I'm always amused at the "phobias" of the various people on the Freshly Made Sketches design team. The most well-known is someone who gets quite distressed when there is a circle on the sketch. We've started apologizing in advance to her if the sketch we create happens to have a circle. My phobia isn't well-known, but I'll tell you now - I can't do things that are all centered. To put that big banner on my card, I had to put something off center on the banner. And that little banner gave me an extra headache because it really made everything look centered. I might have stretched things a bit - but here's how I dealt with my problem.
Do you like my little leaf pretending to be the tiny banner in the sketch?!
The big leaf is actually the die cut to a stamped leaf and as such, it's a little "thick" to stand alone. After struggling with a number of methods of getting a variety of rich fall colors on the stamp, I finally gave up, puddled some Distress Inks on a block and laid the die cut right in the colorful puddle. Had I been thinking clearly, instead of acting out of frustration, it would have occurred to me to switch to a stand-alone die! Having said that, the chunky leaf led me to the sentiment. I'd actually planned a more "delicate" stamped sentiment but it didn't match the leaf. I like how it ended up.
I hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I would guess that by the time I look at everybody's card, I will have gained some understanding of how to center things!